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Leisure: Expenditure

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many (a) playing fields and (b) swimming pools there are in each (i) district council and (ii) unitary authority area in the East of England; (304577)

(2) what information his Department holds on expenditure on running costs for sports and leisure facilities at district and unitary council areas in the East of England.

Sport England has supplied the information in the following table for the number of grass pitches and swimming pools in each district council and unitary authority area in the East of England.

District/Unitary Authority (UA)

Green Fields

Swimming Pools

Babergh

137

8

Basildon

179

14

Bedford

322

16

Braintree

175

15

Breckland

155

9

Brentwood

112

14

Broadland

137

14

Broxbourne

112

9

Cambridge

169

17

Castle Point

93

8

Chelmsford

256

18

City of Peterborough (UA)

158

14

Colchester

245

24

Dacorum

288

24

East Cambridgeshire

141

5

East Hertfordshire

219

22

Epping Forest

169

14

Fenland

112

5

Forest Heath

54

4

Great Yarmouth

91

9

Harlow

95

7

Hertsmere

185

17

Huntingdonshire

223

13

Ipswich

140

11

King's Lynn and West Norfolk

179

13

Luton (UA)

179

14

Maldon

59

6

Mid Bedfordshire

242

14

Mid Suffolk

176

7

North Hertfordshire

199

14

North Norfolk

155

15

Norwich

100

11

Rochford

109

8

South Bedfordshire

195

10

South Cambridgeshire

262

13

South Norfolk

212

14

Southend-on-Sea (UA)

193

14

St. Albans

284

17

St. Edmundsbury

157

18

Stevenage

95

5

Suffolk Coastal

243

13

Tendring

114

18

Three Rivers

134

7

Thurrock (UA)

164

10

Uttlesford

141

10

Watford

87

6

Waveney

134

11

Welwyn Hatfield

141

10

Sport England does not collect the running costs for sports and leisure facilities in each district and unitary council. This information would have to be requested from each individual local authority.